Pressure Measuring Devices

Learning objectives

  • Describe the difference between absolute, gauge, vacuum, and differential pressure
  • Describe and explain the operation of liquid column manometers, including the following types:
    • U-tube
    • Well
    • Inclined tube
  • Describe and explain the operation of elastic pressure sensors, including the following types:
    • Bourdon tube
    • Bellows
    • Diaphragm
  • Explain in detail the construction and operation of a Bourdon tube pressure gauge
  • Describe the purpose of a pressure switch, pressure transducer, and a d/p cell

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and describe the operation of various pressure sensing and measurement devices.

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